February 23, 2012
Today’s Text: 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
Today’s Key Thought: A wise steward of their resources plans to give proportionally and weekly.
God has a plan to keep his church continuing financially….YOU! As a believer, God has asked us to financially provide weekly a proportion of what He has made us stewards of. Paul lays down, under God’s inspiration, a plan of how we are to provide. The early church planned on the first day of the week to give “…as God hath prospered him…” Not every person has been prospered the same nor is even prospered at the same times, but every person does have the responsibility to take on the same sacrifice proportionally when they are. The book of Malachi reminds Christians of their responsibility to return proportionately back to God what is His, we call this the “tithe”. A wise steward of their resources plans to give proportionally and weekly to the Lord’s work at his/her local church. God also loves it when His children give freely and choose to bless from heaven those who are faithful at giving proportionally and weekly what they are given.
Where are you in your giving to the Lord’s work? It is your responsibility to obey in giving as God has designed for you. When you are paid is not the issue, when you give is! “..as God has prospered you…” so you should give back to Him that which is his through His local church. Today’s challenge is examine how you are giving and align your giving methods with God’s ways. When you give God’s way, God blessings are on your horizon!